A variety of learning experiences

Textiles Studio – Certificate

Program Details

Length: 10 months

Total Credits: 44

Intake Terms: Fall

Campus: Victoria Street

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Credential Received

Certificate in Textiles Studio


Program Summary

Fibre objects and textiles are among the oldest and most diverse of human expressive forms. They are an integral component of our lives and contemporary aesthetic.

In the textiles program there is an emphasis on developing skills and a high level of proficiency within a diverse range of techniques. You will have the opportunity to engage in many areas of study, including weaving, felting, dyeing, screen printing and pattern drafting.

Our textile program is designed to cultivate an environment of creative problem solving and thinking in conjunction with hands on studio work in order for the student to become efficient creative makers in their chosen field of textiles.


    Program Admission Requirements

    Academic Requirements

    In addition to meeting the general entrance requirements for admission to Selkirk College, an applicant must meet the following Kootenay Studio Arts programming (KSA) entrance requirements.

    Additional Requirements

    • Questionnaire

      All applicants must complete and submit a questionnaire at least one week prior to their scheduled interview date. The questionnaire helps us to understand the applicant’s interest and commitment to the studio program.

      Submit a questionnaire using the Kootenay Studio Arts online form at selkirk.ca/textiles.

    • Interview

      All applicants are required to participate in an interview with a program instructor from the Kootenay School of the Arts program. Telephone interviews will be arranged for those applicants who, because of distance, cannot attend in person.

      The interview is an opportunity for applicants to introduce themselves, present their work and discuss their interests within the arts. The instructor will assess the applicant’s preparedness for entry into the program and will ask about commitment, goals and expectations, design knowledge, experience and communication skills. It is also an opportunity for applicants to ask any questions they might have about the program and for faculty to recommend upgrading if necessary.

    • Portfolios

      The portfolio is designed to assess your skill level to help instructors increase your chances of success in your studio program. KSA is looking for a demonstration of visual awareness, creativity and technical skill. The portfolio pieces may be of any medium and they need not be specific to studio preference.

      For portfolio guidelines see our website http:// selkirk.ca/program/textiles/admission-requirements or see Kootenay Studio Arts program policy – Appendix F.

    Program Courses

    Term 1

    Required Courses

    TEXT 101Dye Technology


    TEXT 103Textile Construction


    TEXT 105Surface Design


    TEXT 107Felt and Colour


    PPD 101Drawing as a Basic Visual Communication


    PPD 103Design as a Basic Visual Language


    PPD 104Introduction to Digital Design Applications


    Term 2

    Required Courses

    TEXT 102Silkscreen Printing


    TEXT 104Pattern Drafting, Draping and Design


    TEXT 106Weaving


    TEXT 108Studio Specific Design for Textiles


    PPD 111Professional Practice and Design


    Term 3

    Required Courses

    TEXT 112Design for Production & Product Development


    TEXT 114Applied Textile Design


    TEXT 120Self-directed Studio


    TEXT 113Contemporary Fibre and Mixed Media Applications